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UNFORD OIL MILL
GOES ON THE BLOCK
Propertv Will Be Sold at
COMPANY IS BANKRUPT
After (lie Failure of Concern Receiver
nud Then Trustee hi Ihinkriiptc}
Hod. Jno. j. Barle, referee In bank
ruptcy, was In the city on Saturday
morning and at the court house heard
n petition by Trustee M. J. Owings,
ot the Laufend oil mill, bankrupt,
thet the property of the said mill be
sold subject \o lien and mortgage.
The hearing lasted the entire morning,
which was taken Up With the testimo
ny of Mr. Jonas I?. Gray, president of
of the mill.
In the Course of the testimony It
was brought out thai the Indebted
ness Of The Concern was $24,007.S1,
consisting of $1(5,1107 in secured
claims, which Included the $10,000
no:? and mortgage held by the Peo
ple's Loan and Exchange hunk of this
ci'y. and a $0,000 note by the Rank
pi Woodruff; unsecured claims to the
amount of $0,S27. The assets of the
c?rnpi ny wore $13.01 l.?i ; it was found
thai therU were deposits to the credit
ol company amounting to 15 cents.
There was no lime to examine the
Others who had been summoned to
appear, Mr. Gray's testimony talcing
up '..if entire morning.
Referee Marie decided (hal the prop
erty should he sold at public auction
on August 2nd, according to the ad
vertisement on another page, in sep
n rate parcels, each to satisfy the lien
against that particular piece of the
property. There is one point, how
ever, that remains unsettled and Ref
eree Karle has appointed Thursday
Ibe ~Ht(] for another hearing; it is to
decide the validity <>f the mortgage
held by the People's Loan & Exchange
hank. It seems that Mr. M. .1. Ow
infcs. president of the mill at the time
the mite and mortgage was given,
called a meeting of the stockholders,
16 authorize the mortgage, as the law
provides; hut, the purpose of the call
was hot named and the required llilr
iy days were not given the stock
holders, on ihis ground, the liability
ol tlte concern for this debt will he
contested; Referee Earlc will decide
whether it shall he paid from the pro
ceeds of the sale or whether, being
Invalid. Mr. Owings and those who
signed ti e note with him, will he Ma
The Lanford Oil mill is capitalized
at ??:.!?>.< ee, there being 1!ir? shares of
$100 each. A little over a year ago,
Mr. .'. P. Gray bought tip shares
amounting to $70.000. thus gaining a
controlling Interest, becominp presi
dent and -treasurer, which office he
has held up i>? the lime of the failure.
it is recail, d that some months ago.
Judge Sense of Sparlanburg appointed
Mi. V . S. Cray of Woodruff receiver
for the mill company: but upon the
Institution of bankruptcy proceedings,
Mr. OwingS was appointed trustee.
i!'ns supe reeding the receivership.
\ The settlement of the c laims againsl
Ihe bankrupt concerii is a matter of a
great deal of Interest In Laurena;
nearl.v every attorney Iii the city rep*
resents a chiiih, ami the hearing nexj
Thur>:driy i- awaited with much eon*
F.y\. ( . Vt Parker hi Greenville*
i:< v. Ci i'. Parker, rector of Hie
Church "f the Epiphany of this city
and St. Luke's of Nekberry, exchanged
pulpits with I>r. Alexander Mitchell
of Greenville last Sunday. Or. Niltoli
? ached at N'ewherry and Mr. I'ar
)(i r* filled the pulpit of Christ church.
Ooncerning Ihe service, the Green
ville News of Monday says:
? Services at Christ church yester
day Were conducted by Archdeacon
GomlSh assisted hy the Uev. C. Pren
tice Parker of the Church of the
I3pipliany, I.aureus, who delivered the
'"Mr. Parker is a preacher of ability
am) his sermon yesterday showed
much though* and Was greatly (hv-j
Joyed hy thosri who were fortunate
enough to hear him."
.lack Bachelor?that is .1 remarka
bly handsohie and intelligent-looking
negro train hand
\iv.*l\ Brawn Met Kuddi :i mul Tragic
l'i a; ii in It ail 1*0? ! Yards oil
Ali unfortunate ;'.<?! ideut occurred
ai about 9 o'clock Monday morning
In the Charleston ?? Western Carolina
railroad yards, when Rush Urown. n
negro train hand, was run over and
killed by the local freight from
Greenville. it was iust a few min
utes after ihe avrlval of this freight
from Greenville, while shifting in the
yards, that the unfortunate negl'O met
Urown was hanging en the side of
a liox ear, while the train was run
ning toward the switch on the Spar*
tanblirg line, at the river trestle. As
the ear passed the switch post at the
Main street crossing, Brown who was
leaning far out from the ear was
stl'tick in the back by the low iron
post and hurled forward under the
ear wheels. His body was dragged
on about fifty yards, his head having
been caught by the arch bar of ihe
trucks, while the revolving wheels
were ploughing Into his forehead.
When the train stopped near the river
switch the mail was dead, his brains
having been entirely torn front his
head, and an arm run over hy the
The body was removed to the
freight depot platform, and later in
the day carried to Gray Court, the
home df ihe deceased. Brown was
known to many as Kosh Pat ton, as
he iived for a long time with the fam
ily of Dr. Patton at Gray Court.
FIRE < HIEF EV INS SMITH.
Former I.aureus lloj at Head of
Elliott's Eire Department.
The fire fighters Of the state held
their annual convention and tourna
ment at I'nion during the past week.
On Tuesday, the day before the con
vention met, the i'nion Progress de
, voted much of its space to a "write
up" of the town, printing cuts and
sketches Ol the mayor, fire Chief, and
other prominent citizens.
The following brief sketch ol Mr.
Evans Smith who was reared in 1.au
reus and who has beeil chief of the
I'nion Eire depart met t for some time,
will interest his many friends;
"Chit ( Smith, who now has the great
responsibility resting upon him, not
only in looking after the protection
Of I'nion in the event of lire, but in
letting <very visitor realize thai i'n
ion is the place above all other places
on the map, Is a I'nion boy by adop
tion, he having come to this city in
June, 1000, to take a position with the
Allan Nicholson Press.
".Mr. Smith, or '.lack' Smith as he
is familiarly known by the public in
general, was lorn in I.aureus county
April 2Ctll, and learned the busi
ness under Col. T. B. Crews in I.au
reus. Several years after coming to
(Inion he was married to Miss .Maud
Whit lock and their home is blessed
with two children.
"After being with ihe Allan Nichol
son Press for four years, he went
into business for himself for three
years, and lion returned, ami is now
foreman of Progress office.
"Mr. Smith is a young man of un
usually pleasing manners, ami num
bers his friends in this city and
throughout the state l.y the hun
( ROSS Hill N I \\ s I I'E.IIS.
It a r bee no und Base Mill on ,lul>
Ruins Bestroj Hit) ( rops.
Cross Hill, inly 12.?Mr, Bent on
Matthews Is home for a shorl va
cation. !i" is attending Draughan's
Itusiness college in Atlanta^
There wiii bo a hip barbecue ami
base hall here on the j;'.rd.
Miss Cora Griffin has beert with hoi'
relatives' here several days, she left
for i.er home in Greenwood county
Mrs. am.a Penney i< visiting her
mother. Mrs. W. B. Kuller.
Miss Mettie Watts and Miss Muford
Copelami. the heautiful and attract
ive four-year-old daughter of Mr. ami
Mrs. M. I.. Copeland of I.nureas, are
the musts of Mr. ami Mrs. M. Slit!))'
hi'. Miiler, Mr. W. C. Masor and
Rev, ?;. m. Hollings worth left for the
mountains 61 NOrth Carolina last
VAI F KV11 LH SHOWS PHIS W KKK.
Howard ami Vltnti Holding Forth at
I'lio t Itj Opera House,
it> addition tit tir* regular motion
pictures ;.t the opera house this week,
excellent vaudeville attractions are
offered the public. Feginuiug last
night, Mr. L. A. Howard and Mile.
Altna. of the finest, appeared for 11???
Hrsl tiiiK- in l.tutrens, Manager Wal
lace having secured them in Ashevllle
last week. Tins?' artists arc among
the best vaudeville performers that
have ever been Ihm?', and good crowds
are greeting them.
Mr. Howard and Mile. Alma have
scored hits every where they have
been, and especially high is the praise
accorded them by t tie Winston-Salem
Journal. Tiny will he in I.aureus
the remainder of this week, appear
ing each evening in performances
lasting from s to 11 o'clock. Popular
Xo Jlirj for Next Week.
According to a resolution passed by
the local bar association this week
there will be no jury eases next week,
hence the Jurors summoned will not
be reuuircd to appear. Judge l.ii /ore
will he here for Monday ; :n 1 Tuesday
only. <"!<?: ;?: of Court Holt .?? iues:;s
the jurors to titki in ;< <?: :!.. ;: ov< .
Fund I. Nan >!!>.:!'.
Mr. \v. I). Itoyd of Climb:; i.; s con
tributed " :>> tit Conf< d< nte
monument, this naunint making the
contributions from Lanterns >! '.!?>.? '.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
* ? ? * ?r ??.f.*?..??.. 4 ??**.? J I If1)'
Col. and Mrs. Frail; f. Mc'.Y.'iu:
have issued invitations to the marri
age of their cousin. Miss Corrlne Ynr
till t<> Mr. Thomas Finn Frown, the
happy event tu tnke place at tin ,Mc
Qownu home tomorrow evening <.t '.<
o'clock. The ceremony will he per
formed by Rev. c M. Hoyd of Spnrtau
burg. The bride-elect is the daugh
ter'of 1 he late Dr. and Mrs. Renj. B.
Martin, and is popularly known to an
extended Cl'icle of friends and nc
i|unintnnces who will be interested n
the above announcement. Mr. Hrown
lives in San Antonio. Texas, when he
Is engaged in lite jewelry business.
Mrs. c. C. Fcnthersiotte entertained
ipilte 11 numbi r of friends 1 n yester
day afternoon In compliment of Misses
Annie .lamieson of Atlnnrn and Louise
llicklin of Chester. Miss lllekliu is
the charming guest of Miss Sadie Sub
livan. while Miss .lamieson is visit
lltg Miss WIlllO Mae Childless. Na
tions was the game played at Mrs.
Fontborslone's Tuesday, and a Jolly
gOod time wna had. Delicious re
freshments wi re served, and tin after
boon was most delightfully spi t.t.
Mrs. W. IL MK'UCh and son b ft Fri
dny to visit relatives in btie West,
a r.Mi'i delightful reception was
lendeied the young people's musical
eluh on Monday evening of tins week
by Misses \nnie and Fll/.nbelh Rickey.
This was the second meeting of the
newly-orgnnl/.ed Club and its friends
now nre llrmly convinced of its suc
cess. The informal program r< n
dored on Monday evening was espec
ially pleasing. Then- were vocal
solos by Miss Annie Rlchey, Mr. Frank
MeCravy, i?r. .1. 11. Teague and Mrs.
s. K. Honey. Mr. F. II. Wllkes; piano
solo>< by Misses Jessie Molt and Al -
nie Rlchey, several selections by the
orchestra; din t by Misses Corrie Han
and Annie Rlchey; (piartet by Mess:*-.
.1. x. Richardson. Hart Rlchey, Yanoj
?OllkerSoU and S. R. Hortoy, and a
number of choruses. Mrs. 1 1! Tps
gue delighted those present with an
The gucStS were received in
I alls by Mrs. \V. IF Rlchc.V, Sr.. Mit
'on ie and Itosa Hart, and Mrs. \Y.
R. Ridley, .ir.. then escorted to the
roar of the ''.all where delicious fruit
punch was served! Miss ICII/.nhcth
Rlchey presiding gracefully over the
punch howl. Later in the evening
Ice cream and eako were served,
Those present on Monday evening
were- Misses IJosaliiie Franks. Jessie
Holt, Nell Miller, Louie crews, Corrie
and ROSA Hart: Mr. and Mr*, t. I?
Darlington, Mr. and Mrs. .1. x. Rich
ardson, l>r. and Mrs. J, IL Tongue,
Mr, and Mrs. F. If. Will;, s. Mr. and
Mrs. S. K. Honey, Mr, and Mrs. W R,
Rlchey, Jr.; Messrs. Frank MeCravy.
Finest Rnstcrhy, Fay Simpson. John
Inman, Thos llolt, James MeCravy.
Thoa. Honnett, Vnncey (Jllkersbn and
F.. W. Sexton.
Miss Neil Miller will entertain the
members of the Mysterious Ttventy
two Club this afternoon at her home
on Wei 1 Main street.
Mrs. W. F. Phillip- and Mrs. .16*. S.
Phillips Of Orceilftboro, X. C, are Vis*
It Ins their sister. Mrs. ! >. w. Cochrnne
on Irby hill.
Senicor vt Kplsoopal (iiurcli.
!,: ;> iuon it u h\ i robbed.
l itf< i Euter?; Store and Curries Ivtnj
! I lie Watches.
? ? ' lj) I
(luring either SuttirdKy or Sunday
night the More had been eiitervd by
a thi< ;' and that large number of
good Watches hud be< :i stolen. Kn
trance was made through a pan< I of
the rear door, which had been re
moved ; !;< r augur holes hail been
bored all the way round. It must
have lira quite a tedious task, and
the thief evidently had no saw.
It was found that about thirty
watches, mostly >:cld and gold IPIed
cases, had been stolen; the cheaper
watches, mostly of the Ingersoll and
Now England varieties were not mo
lested, Mr. Burns at once not tiled
the police, hut so far there is no clue
to the 'heft. However, notices were
I sent out ever ti e state, and if any
suspicious character is sen trying
to "pass the time away" he will like
ly be <!? :?, :?.< d.
ReWwtl at ( hestmil Rhine.
Beginning on (he fourth Sunday in
this month, a s< : i<-s. (if revival Ser
vices will he at Chestnut Ridge
church. Rev, i. :?!. Washington of
Greenville' win .:.) tiio preachings as
sisted by the pastor, Rev. Ii. C. Wat
son. Services will be held each day
i>i ? ? ? . . -
in the evening,
Mr. aid Mrs. \V. IV Thohiason are
spending the wetk With the former's
parents, n< a :? si. Iloh.
Col. N. p. Dial has been appointed
by Governor Ansel :. delegate to the
National Irrigation congress to be
held this mouth at Spokane.
Mr. Kenne> Shell has Lime to
Greenville to have an operation per
formed on i is < ye. which has given
him some trouble recently,
Mis-- Grace Simmons left Tuesday
for Simpsonvjlle where she is a mem
i er of a jolly house party t.t Miss
M.-. v.1. .;. Ross returned Tuesday
fr? m a as:.:,* stay a* Glenn Springs.
Mr. .Irs, W. Henderson, who souse
(!:..?? n.'o ad ati < "ratio:! at CO!?ni
should' r. is nga
St l'< ets.
Mr. IV.vid Me!
I> p..(.id f? v. .-. !?
? ? . ?
t rained ?:' : -e.
Mi's Dohle Counts left Monday
't.ir.g for a . isit '..o ft itt.ds ::: l.an
last Thursday aid hUend'-d the ed
itors' banquet <"t the Ottaray.
Miss I.iJHan Withers <??' Charleston
is visiting at the home <. f her ittjtit,
Mrs. II. Is. Aiken,
Mrs. Robert 01iV< r <>f Spartanhurg
is visiting Mrs. s. it. Todd.
Miss N. I Milh r and Mrs. C. U
Puller lave returned from a \isit ?(,
Mrs. L. I). Pitts in Rock Hill,
Mr. A. E. Kcndrick <.f Oaffney was
in the city Saturday and S tin day,
Miss le Hunter has returned
to Ora, after a visit to M:s. Hampton
iult< ill with
Miss Dorcas Chimes leaves loinor
? . ? T'-t.i
? ? ? uttei
visit relatives 'w Kentucky before, re
turn?:.? to Laurena ?<> ts-.ke up her
( lark Riinrfrlck in sfieruh Ij III.
The f: i< r.ds < f Mr. f nd .'.Vs. <: B
Rundrirk of this city Will i <? pained
to barn that little Clark, their live
I*HE CL INTON NEWS
BUDGET FOR A, WEI K
lls\ Mitchell ( inducted S?rth s Lu*!
Stitnlu; Mr. it hi <?:?? t<> Snj'jilj
rimmv .11 Memorial < hurch.
. \. it.
\. h .. ? ? ? ? . ? ?
\i<-.'s (or F.o FpiscopnlhtUS here In.
Sunday ii'ti noon and administered
iho communion. A good congrega
tion enjoyed I):*. Mlflie.II'H excellent
sermon. Rplvebpid s< r\I ? s arc veiy
Infrequent as tin re are I,ut iw. 've
members of the n issien established
here within the past year.
Last Sundry morning at a congre
gational meeting of ti e members ol
the First Presbyterian Church a reso
lution was adopted nssenting i ? the
request of the Thornwell Memorial
church that the pastoral relation bo
instituted between it and Dr. .Iae< hs
without in any way interfering with
the present arrangements of the First
church. This request, with the r< i i
lotion adopted by th.e First church,
will b< presented to the presbytery of
Rubren id i*s next m< et liig.
The town ol Clinton has been un
lisuttliy blessed With pleasant visitors
recently. jilts. W. 1?. ()v< t'iy : ml lit
tle son of Danville, \ a,i Mrs, Chancy
Little of p.i.ihmond, Va., Mrs. 'P. II.
Litt!" of Rtriuthgknhi, Ala., are gticsts
of M ? . . . I. F Mi
Nannie Simpson has been visiting Mrs.
w. 11. Worknmib Miss Riibice Fas
sell of Anderson sp< nt several days
recently with Mis-- Mary .Linn Mnnson.
Mrs. George Coriielsoii and children
of Nr.shvlllc, Tenn.i leaves this week
after a month's \isit at (ho lionu ol
Mr. M. S. Hnllcy, 1;. r lather. Miss
dale of Rrunswick, (la., Is the guesl
of Mrs. t". M. Hailey. Misses I .alia
and Rmma White of Abbeville are the
guests of their sister, Mrs. George
Wright. Mrs. Itcthon and children
of Alabama are guests for the summer
of Mrs. fioorpo Young. Miss Li/./ic
Clean and Mis. Cray Rlllsor of New
berry will .-p. nd a part of this week
and the next with Mrs. W. I?. Copelnnd.
Miss Dohl Holland of Reno sp-nt hot
week with Miss .lanie Kennedy.
A large number of Clihtouinns are
away for the: summer or for brief
pleasure Irips. A party consist lug
of Mr am 1 F. H H
Crltl'.n. and Mrs. Arthur Shock' y 1 ? 11
?i i-- ; fferuoOn for an onk :ided uorih
enjoyed. Miss Dorothy Owbtb leaves
ViSlI Miss Louisa Hanoi u. Miss Fl
iehe MeCnslhli is Visiting Miss Louise
Horton in WilUnhiStnn, Miss Vir
ginia Owens and Mast? v F.d. are visit
in;: Mrs. Hunter in Orh. Miss Oraee
Hriggs \< visiting in Da rlington.
Misses ola and Finmle. Ybting return
ed from a visit in Rnoree last Satur
day. Dr. and Mrs. .1, l>. Jacobs are
visiting in Nashville. Tcnn. Misses
Marlon ami Rtnmln McCrnry nro in
Abbeville where they will be until the
twenty-third. Dr. Hriggs' family Is
to have bn Wednesday for Honny
Crest. six n ibs from AshCvlllC, N. C,
Mr. A. R, s."; .ncf i's f a til 11.V F sp"iid
Slop! ..Kendl . Heed!
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Cause of Dt l<i> in Comply
ing With Order,
BOARD OF HEALTH WINS
Whole Mittler Helen? il to (he State
V iithorltlcs liefere Filial Vctton
Two Weeks ItgO, The Advertiser had
finite it striking account of (lie city
slaughter pen, revealing its horrors,
and the effect on the city water supply.
It was stated that the hoard of health
had visited th<> pen ami sotnc of lhem
were "made sick;" lhat tlx- druiutign
of the pen led directly into the <? i.--1?? 111
from which the ehy gets Ms water
supply. in ihe same story Ihe fad
thai its hoard of health had made rec
ommendation t<> the eduiiell that the
pen ho moved, thai the [dace lie I licit*
ougiily cleaned iiml Hi ied, thai a
health oillcer he appointed, mid rertahi
Oilier rogtiint Ions lie lat'Sc'd !?? maul
i!e- Iii alth <?r ihe eohini liiiiy.
\!l lie I'Ol'egOtiU' w"US til Hit ihlllti'h
>tl an assurance In I h< ojdo that I In
S.orroi s <?!' drinhiau the ?-j lot'il wilier
\. t over wit Ii. I '? '? his, a ltd a lac i? '.
'Twcre a pity in wake I Ii<-m fro in lh<!
phr-ant dream; tu shock llieiu again,
Hill "li; i rue. ami I?- - ? i o told. The
slaiighti r peii conlium ?' '?> do Imidin i
until Monda.v morning; True, on,
at (he same old stund. True, ouo
notices !!.<? fuel thai fill ihe wagtniH
carrying fresh moats from ihe peas;
in the market have ihe while sheets,
pi ni, i t ine the in, at Hill I hat has
no licut'liif* nil the water liiislness. in
the past weeks the rains have been
especially frequent ami heavy; nnct
im doubl the pen is ; :. o?h I of clean -
llliess hut tin- cistern has received
all tic drainage,
Tic delay mi the part ? i ihe market
men who Used the condemned slaugh
ter jie.il in complying with tie- ilrsl
order (.1 the city hoard of hoi i-h, Ih
said in have lain in l lift fiicl 111111 they
(?(.:.'' iidi d that t!..; was imtahlo
the city limits, and con oqiicjitl.v ih<r
city nuthoi'liioH had no Jurisdic tion in
tilled to 11
ol' 1 could hu
I,.it- i.er.-. In Coiitliim at ? '? old stand.
ollicinl it sc. na , referri l 11 chin
piuliii tn ihe aitorm y geiiii't ?>. win,
suggested that ii the iiiiisance could
not he otherwise abated, proCOcdlligH
hlight he instituted in I ? magistrate's
Again the cltj boil ij ? I iieaifh ai?
peii led 10 the bilti '?? ? -. through tie
mayor, citing their authority lor is
suina tllcj demand foi ? ? . i'ompi com
jilianee w ith the Iii - * order, Tlili
was S: itirday inornii . ??! followih*
the t?ce|pj (.? the 1 .. ii e butcher
*?;?? ? I lull Tevtis W ill \n| '<: ii.
r'ntirfll ni' a ( I'ofi I hi- \ car.
? ? 10 I:
the farinei'S ol' thai state I ?? in a ha